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Don't be intimidated!
The only thing we hear about as often as retinoids is its intimidating side effects. Once you start using this potent ingredient, it starts a process called "retinization" on your skin, which takes the form of redness, peeling, and dryness. Definitely not
Are you still sleeping with your makeup on?
It might not be January anymore (although it was one looooong month), but it's not yet too late to commit to your New Year's resolutions and start working towards your goals! If you're aiming to score clear skin by the time 2021
Choose the right one for you depending on your skin type!
Don't let dead skin cells get in the way of you achieving that glowing skin. Make sure you're exfoliating at least once a week, be it with a gentle scrub or an active ingredient that you swear by (acids are the bomb,
New year, new skincare routine!
We've already talked about the products you should forget about for the new year, so now it's time to shift our attention to the stuff that's actually worth trying. These are things that you've either ignored before or simply haven't heard of;
These are much gentler on your skin!
Many would often use a loofah to exfoliate darkened areas of the body like the elbows and knees, but as dermatologists like Dr. Vicki Belo has recently brought to light, loofahs can sometimes be too abrasive which can "hurt your skin," she explains, adding that scrubbing can
For that makeup-free glow!
Here’s one important thing to know about large pores: You can’t shrink them but you can definitely minimize them.But before you reach for a primer or a foundation, know that there are many other ways you can blur out those pores—and it all
Scrubs aren't your only option!
Exfoliation is key to achieving smoother and more even-toned skin on both your face and body. The same applies for your underarms, so if you're not already exfoliating that area, now is the time to start. Below, we list some of the
The BHAs and AHAs in your routine better watch out.
In the realm of chemical exfoliation, one would typically have to choose between an AHA (or alpha-hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta-hydroxy acid). Your choice depends on your skin type or your main skin concern, so knowing the difference between the two is
Yup, you guessed it—she doesn't use moisturizer.
Dr. Vicki Belo hardly requires an introduction. The president and medical director of Belo Medical Group is arguably the most popular dermatologist in the Philippines, having a beauty empire that's behind countless transformations of celebrities and personalities.The beauty doctor graduated from the
Slough away dead skin as you shower!
When dealing with rough skin and dead skin cells, you can always count on exfoliators and scrubs to nurse your skin back to smoothness. They'll get rid of the dirt and pollutants that cling onto your skin every time you step outside—not
Smooth out those rough elbows and knees!
You may regularly be exfoliating your face, but how often do you exfoliate the rest of your body? Considering that commuting always compounds the gunk and grime that stick on you on a daily basis, exfoliation should be part of your cleansing
Welcome to Acids 101.
Chemical exfoliation often intimidates skincare newbies, partly because it involves using "acid" on your face. But FYI, these are good acids—not the kind that'll burn your skin off (unless you use something too strong and not recommended by your derm). In fact,
Overexfoliating your skin is not the solution.
Having oily skin can both feel like a blessing and a curse. For one, you'd have to deal with blotting your face repeatedly to avoid looking like a greaseball. You'd have to live with makeup easily melting off your skin until you
We asked, you answered.
We could write hundreds of stories about fading acne scars and still manage to miss solutions that actually work. So this time, we decided to pass the mic to you, Preview girls, to reveal your top picks for erasing those pesky marks. And
She reveals the habits you should change, too.
In an interview during Cosmopolitan Beauty Block 2018, Female Network sat down with beauty expert Dr. Vicki Belo to know what skincare habits need to change once you hit your 30s.Her advice sounds simple, and very familiar to anyone who's been making
It's time for a fresh start.
In an effort to recover from your skincare sins of the past, oil and water (and soap) for once work together in our search for ways to cleanse, restore, and heal our skin. It’s about time we indulge in lathering up, and
No spots in sight!
I was born with extremely oily skin. I have accepted my fate, so I was always very religious in trying every bottle and tub of pore-purging products.Every time I went for a facial, though, the aesthetician would always point out that a
Bare those legs with confidence!
Our knees are naturally prone to darkening, but that doesn't mean they're doomed to stay in the dark forever! Below, we run down some body care tricks for brighter-looking caps:When our skin is exposed to a lot of friction, like rubbing and
Here's everything you need to know.
We’ll be honest—you can’t really shrink your pores. That’s a myth. Pore size is genetic, because you can either have tiny, invisible ones or the exact opposite. So yes, until someone invents a pore-shrinking machine, your pores are going to stay the
Sheet, sleeping, or clay? We've got it all!
On days you're lacking in the glow department, a face mask is your no-frills solution for getting your skin back in shape. So whether you're rushing out the door or staying in for a pampering session, here are the ones you can